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Focus on Facts

Do you have an accurate view of the world as it stands today? Do you trust and rely on information offered by people you either know well or don’t know as the basis for your everyday decisions? It can often be your inherent bias which guides you through life without you even questioning whether it's true or not. When was the last time you updated your mental knowledge database? It is likely to be full of outdated information. Don't believe me? I challenge you to try the test below and see for yourself! What due diligence do you conduct and what systems do you have in place to check the information sources from which you choose to make decisions? Don't follow the crowd! When making decisions, sometimes you can be swayed by going with a majority opinion. When you consider that the term majority can be applied to anywhere between 51 and 99%, are you willing to make a decision where there could be a variance of up to 48%?  Give yourself and your knowledge base a regular audit, step back to reflect and verify the facts before making decisions! Sounds obvious but how often do you actually practise this versus going on your gut instinct or simply trusting the information you have been provided with? Factfulness and Lost Connections are both books which have challenged my thinking to focus more on evidence-based reasoning rather than on the assumption that what I see, hear or read is true. Don't trust blindly! Verify your facts! Try the test below to see how accurate your knowledge database really is. You may be surprised by your score!

ACTION POINT Verify your facts before making a decision. Test your knowledge now to see if what you think is true really is! Let me know your results. Amy

RECOMMENDED READING* Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund Lost Connections by Johann Hari *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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